Front view of the Commons Flag Terrace and library


The Student Senate came about in the spring semester of 2002 with the ratifying of its Constitution. On May 3, 2002 the first Student Senate meeting was held in the Office of Student Life. Today, the Student Senate assembles for regular sessions on a biweekly basis and for emergency sessions as necessary.

The Student Senate is the main avenue of governance for the students. The Student Senate deals with pertinent issues that affect the day-to-day lives of students at The University of Scranton. The Senate is chaired by the Vice-President of Student Government who votes only in the case of a tie. The other Executive members of Student Government are the President, a non-voting member with veto authority, as well as the Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Communication, and Director of Technology, all of whom are non-voting members. The body of the Student Senate is made up of four representatives from each class, two commuter representatives, two off-campus representatives, three resident representatives, and one international representative for a total of 24 members.

There are five standing committees formed out of the Senate: Academic and Scholastic Affairs, Appropriations, Athletics and Programming, Campus Life and Dining Services, Safety, Justice, and Service. Proposed legislation is sent to the appropriate committee for research and development at the discretion of the Chair. The Executive Treasurer advises the Appropriations Committee. A Senator is appointed by the Executive Council to chair each of the committees.


Class of 2023

Senator Patel

Diya Patel

Major: Political Science & Criminal Justice
Concentration: Legal Studies


Olivia Zehel

Major: Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology and Philosophy


Senator Elizabeth Wescoe

Elizabeth Wescoe

Major: Political Science
Minor: History
Concentration: Environmental Studies


Saige Yoder

Major: Human Resources

Class of 2024



Senator Elaine Musa

Elaine Musa

Major: Accounting


Senator Karla Shaffer

Karla Shaffer

Major:  Political Science


Senator Dickinson

Jeremy Dickinson 

Major: Nursing


Senator Doughton

Caitlin Doughton

Major: Biology & Philosophy
MInor: Latin & Theology 
Concentration: Health Humanities 

Class of 2025


Amanda Campbell

Major: Nursing 


Senator JJ Agnone

JJ Agnone

Major: Biology & Philosophy


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Theresa Pham

Major: Biology & Philosophy



Maria Stephen

Major: History, Political Science, & Philosophy
MInor: Public Policy & Service
Concentration: Legal Studies


Class of 2026


Molly White

Major: Communication

Baby Cornish

Major: Political Science

Buse Onat

Major: Criminal Justice

Chelsea Curran

Major: Political Science

Dominic Finan 
Major: Neuroscience & Philosophy 


Joesphine Middleton
Major: Biology
Minor: Leadership


Lamar Bishop
Major: Business Administration

Jessica Escalante

Major: Political Science


Elif Onat

Major: Computer Science & Mathematics
Minor: French
Concentration: Data Science

micheal.jpg Michael Krumenacker

Major: Political Science
Concentration: Legal Studies

Jack Burke

Major: Psychology

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